With two tour options available:
Private Helicopter Wine Tour – Premium Half Day (5 hours) – A Queenstown mid-morning departure and scenic flight transports you to an alpine landing high above Queenstown.
Spectacular flight through the Remarkable Mountains, above the site of New Zealand’s highest bungy and then cruise at mid-valley level with spectacular views of the vineyards and wineries of the Gibbston valley and on to our first vineyard. An Appellation Central guide welcomes you at one of the Gibbston vineyards and begins your private chauffeured journey by road, visiting three of our favourite Gibbston vineyards. An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner. A gourmet platter lunch at one of our favourite Gibbston vineyards, together with a glass of premium wine. An optional visit and walk through historic Arrowtown.
The tours start with a spectacular one-way, scenic flight in a luxury, 5-seater Hughes MD500 Helicopter. This stunning flight takes you high into the Remarkables Mountains for an alpine landing, time for photos then continuing on to your first vineyard visit.
Private Helicopter Wine Tour- Exclusive Full day (7 hours) – Departing Queenstown mid-morning with a scenic heli-flight into the Remarkables. Heli-flight takes an extended flight through the Remarkables and cruising at altitude reveals the gorges and valleys between Queenstown and Bannockburn to arrive in the heart of the wine region. Appellation Central guide welcomes you at one of the Bannockburn vineyards and begins your private, chauffeured journey with hosted wine tastings at a selection of 4 or 5 premium vineyards in the Cromwell, Bannockburn and Gibbston regions. Private tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner. Cheese and wine tasting, A la carte main course lunch at Mt Difficulty, a glass of premium wine with lunch. An optional visit to either Old Cromwell Town or Arrowtown.